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Toshiba Pursues Copyright Claim Against Laptop Manual Site

mombodog Way to go Toshiba! (268 comments)

A great way to Spur sales of your new products, what are they thinking. I have a list of companies I do not knowingly buy from, it just grew by 1 today.

more than 2 years ago

Shake-up at Apple: Forstall Out; iOS Executive Fired For Maps Debacle?

mombodog WWJD (487 comments)


What Would Jobs Do

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?

mombodog Method I use (547 comments)

Short answer, no easy way to do what you suggest. Cleaning personal info from W7 is a manual job that takes time, and no way to guarantee you got it all. Best advice is to use the restore partition (if it has one) or clean Install of W7 and then when it is done restoring or the clean install is done, overwrite all the free space on the drive with "Eraser 5.8.8", this guarantee's all info has been overwritten.

Posting your Make and exact Model may prompt us for more suggestions.

If re-installing is Not an option.

Back up data you want to save, then follow the exact order below.

1. Create a new admin user account.

2. Log into that new account and delete any other user accounts (do not delete the hidden admin or guest accounts)

3. Uninstall any software you don't want to pass on. then search the hard drive for those names of software and remove any folders left behind.

4. Delete any folders on the C drive that may have been created manually by the user.

5. Do a IE7-8 reset, then delete browsing history (select all the boxes)

6. Use index.dat suite to delete any .dat files it finds,(requires selecting them to be deleted on a reboot) http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&p=index.datsuite

See this link for instructions using index.dat suite on Vista or W7 http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&act=FAQ&p=index.datsuite#193

Or use a linux live disc to delete all the .dat files.

7. At the command prompt type these 3 commands one at a time hitting enter each time, the erase tmp command may take time to complete.


erase *.tmp /s

erase *.bak /s

8 . Empty the Recycle Bin

9 . Use eraser version 5.8.8 to erase the free space on the hard drive, install eraser, then right click on the C drive and select "erase unused space". (it may take quite some time if the hard drive is large) http://sourceforge.net/projects/eraser/files/

more than 2 years ago

VISA, MasterCard Warn of 'Massive' Breach At Credit Card Processor

mombodog There are some ideas so idiotic (164 comments)

"There are some ideas so idiotic that only an intellectual could believe them" George Orwell

more than 2 years ago

300k Organic Farmers To Sue Monsanto For Seed Patent Claims

mombodog Make some useful GMO's (617 comments)

I wouldn't mind GMO's if they did something useful like put Viagra in my corn or wheat grains.

more than 2 years ago

Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

mombodog Because of the Fuel (891 comments)

If the govt would get out of the petroleum regulating business and stop putting additives into gasoline we would get better fuel mileage, it all started with MTBE, now its Ethanol. When MTB came out in the US, my 82 VW Scirocco went from 42mpg to 32mpg on the first fill up of that shit gas.
Stop fucking with the fuel!
Make one grade of gasoline that gets the best fuel economy possible for most cars.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

mombodog Re:What are you hiding? (1059 comments)

I'm Innocent!

TSA:Innocent of what?

about 3 years ago

What's Keeping You On XP?

mombodog Because I am a Cheap Bastard! (879 comments)

Main reason is I paid for it and I don't like to give up on it, it serves my purpose on a few of my PC's and if I upgrade it makes it appear that I rented XP, and renting sucks for so many reasons.

about 3 years ago

Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

mombodog Re:Well this is disturbing. (445 comments)

Yes you can expect hard drives to become total crap, no incentive to release firmware updates either.

1 year is the lowest common denominator, expect their design and engineering to take the same route. No reason to make a better product now.

Seagate is known for making their warranty claim web page to become inoperable for days on end, making it impossible to file a warranty claim, hoping you will give up. Jerks!


more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Can Remotely Kill Purchased Apps

mombodog Microsoft sucks, what else is new. (389 comments)

This really sucks, next MS will remove the win32 environment from Windows 9

more than 3 years ago

Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs

mombodog 84% are idiots (1049 comments)

What can I say, they are! Lets dump untold amounts of mercury into our landfills, what idiots. I say ban any product with mercury,

more than 3 years ago

Retro Browser War: IE6 Vs. Netscape In 2011

mombodog How about IE 2.0 (211 comments)

Its light fast and does not display websites correctly, does not do HTTPS either, take a walk on the wild side with 2.0, makes for a good website text reader. ; -) I tried it in Windows 7 the other week, 725kb of pure fun, what nostalgia!

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program

mombodog Best News ever (233 comments)

Fantastic, one more activeX control I can delete from my PC.

more than 4 years ago

Valuable Objects Stimulate Brain More Than Junk

mombodog Not so, for me (118 comments)

"our brain has stronger reactions when we see a diamond ring than we look at junk."

I get off more at a computer swap meet looking at junk hardware than going to De Beers any day of the week, I guess it all depends on who they test.

more than 6 years ago

Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?

mombodog Re:You mean physical memory right :-) (983 comments)

"two years in law enforcement.. You truly get to meet the scrapings of the gene pool that way "
Hey, they gave you a gun and ammo to narrow the gene pool, what happened?

more than 6 years ago

Duke Demands Proof of Infringement From RIAA

mombodog Re:Why not earlier? (159 comments)

"why the hell didn't universities see the RIAA's challenges for what they were(bullshit) and begin to fight against the RIAA for their students much sooner?"

One word, FEAR

Seems to be in fashion these days, it even works on our Congress, Senate and the President(s).

You can sell anything with Fear.

Oh, I forgot the Fear cousin "Intimidation"

more than 6 years ago



Is MS using covert tactics in the war on piracy?

mombodog mombodog writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Detective (920359) writes "This is an unknown KB-929547 Hotfix for Vista, I started seeing posts about this on Zone Alarm forums, I searched Google, not much turned up, so I searched Microsoft, nothing at all on this KB. Here is what I have learned, this KB appears to be included in the Zone Alarm Installer for Vista, not sure what version 7.xxx, It appears to install at the same time ZA does, it appears to be a counter measure for cracked versions of Vista, renders the activation crack used by pirates inoperative. So is this true?, and is Microsoft using covert tactics to thwart piracy? I will let Slashdotter's get to the bottom of this story. My homework so far. http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?b oard.id=inst&message.id=69556 http://keznews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9313"


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